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Koryusai

Isoda Koryusai

fl. ca. 1764-1789

Mandarin Ducks

from an untitled series (with some sheets signed); a couple embraces on a futon, he pauses to make sure she is ready for him, in the background is a folding screen decorated with mandarin ducks, known to mate for life they are symbolic of marital or conjugal fidelity and bliss, ca. 1770-71

chuban yoko-e 7 1/4 by 9 5/8 in., 18.4 by 24.6 cm

Published:
Highlights of Japanese Printmaking Part 4: Shunga, Scholten Japanese Art, 2014, cat. no. 22

Reference:
Inge Klompmakers, Japanese Erotic Prints: Shunga by Harunobu and Koryusai, 2001, p. 83, cat. C.2

price: $ 3,500

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